A first-of-its-kind public-private partnership, the Prescription Drug Safety Network is national coalition of healthcare organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, foundations, and state leaders committed to empowering Americans with the knowledge and skills to make safe and healthy decisions about prescription medications.
The U.S. opioid epidemic has put our country in a state of public health emergency. So far, many of the efforts to address this crisis have been focused on increasing response and expanding access to treatment.
EVERFI created the Prescription Drug Safety Network (PDSN) to bring together partners committed to getting ahead of the problem through population-level prevention. Our mission is to raise awareness at a national level and bring an evidence-based curriculum to students at scale.
The Prescription Drug Safety Network was created to bring investment, human capital, best practices, and prevention technology to schools across the nation in order to combat the opioid and prescription drug abuse crisis—with a critical focus on high-school prevention education and at-risk communities.
With one in five high school seniors reporting that they have misused prescription drugs, reaching students early is more important than ever.
National High School Prevention Program
The Network’s high school initiative plugs into EVERFI’s community of 20,000 schools and team of 150 former educators who activate the program alongside teachers in classrooms across the country.
National College & University Prevention Program
Through the support of the Network, colleges and universities across the U.S. now have access to a new online training course that uses an evidence-based, public health approach to help students make safe and healthy decisions about prescription drugs.
Prescription Education for Adults
The Network is currently exploring digital solutions to provide “just-in-time” education to help patients understand important topics such as reading a prescription label, storage and safe disposal, the science of addiction, local resources and more.
Since the Network’s inception in fall 2017, our founding partners have empowered more than 90,000 students across the US with a digital curriculum that uses evidence-based strategies to empower young Americans with the skills to make safe and healthy decisions about prescription medications.
In order to make true long-term progress on the opioid crisis, we must start with evidence-based prevention programming in schools, as recommended by the White House Opioid Commission.
Innovative Digital Solutions
Our digital courses use interactive simulations and videos to deliver a highly engaging learning experience. EVERFI’s robust data platform provides real-time insights into students’ attitudes and behaviors -- both locally and nationally.
Scale and Impact
Each Network partner commits to bringing our high school prevention course to a select group of communities. EVERFI’s team of 150 former educators implements the program in classrooms across the country.
Learn more about our impact, read prevention research and get the latest PDSN resources.
Join the Network
Bring prevention education to your community by joining the Prescription Drug Safety Network today.